Nasal Collapse: What it is, How to Treat it, and How to Recover
Nasal collapse is a condition which occurs when the cartilage in the nose deforms and makes contact with the septum or the nasal bones. When this happens, it changes the air flow through your nose, causing the walls to collapse (hence the name nasal collapse). This article will share my experience with nasal collapse and offer advice on how to survive it.
What is Nasal Collapse?
Nasal Collapse is a common, yet often overlooked injury. This can result in major breathing changes that cause you to lose your voice and worsen allergies, sinus conditions, or other issues. It can also lead to throat infections or damage to the airway.
Symptoms of Nasal Collapse
Nasal collapse is a common condition that can have several causes, one of which is an infection from sinusitis. Symptoms of the condition include: sore throat that lasts more than 3 days, fever and chills, headache, abnormal discharge from the nose, sharp pain in the face or behind one ear, and a constant draining sound while breathing. When experiencing these symptoms, it is important to seek medical assistance as soon as possible.
Treatment Options for Nasal Collapse
Nasal collapse is a medical condition which can cause impaired breathing, acid reflux and other symptoms. It can be caused by many factors such as allergies, sinusitis, nasal polyps, nasal cancer or nasal septum deviation.
Recovery from Nasal Collapse
If you’ve experienced nasal collapse, it’s important to recover. You’re going to feel better faster if you follow these simple steps to prevent or ease symptoms of nasal collapse:
- Stay hydrated
- Try not to blow your nose too hard or too much
- Avoid using a humidifier in your bedroom if you have the flu
- Try not to scare the sinus infection by getting new antibiotics or other medications without consulting with your doctor first
How to Use Ice to Treat Nasal Collapse
Nasal Collapse, also referred to as “The Aspirator” is a condition where the inside of your nose collapses. The airway near the nasal cavity becomes blocked and you cannot breathe. This can happen when you have a cold, allergies, or sinusitis. If you’re experiencing nasal collapse it’s important to go to the emergency room or seek immediate medical treatment because if left untreated, death can result.